Peppersmom (new member), gave me this idea. It just so happened I had what she suggested to use. then I cut up an old ballerina tutu and added the flowers. I'm sure she'll be so kind to come here and tell everyone how to make a poncho :).
It is very cute but I am afraid not for Cody, he would be chewing the fleece. He loves for us to take a long piece of fleece, fold it over several times and stitch it up several times and several rows then just toss it for him and he loves flinging it around and playing tug of war with it. I went a bought a piece of scrap fleece at the store and it didn't cost much and we have made several of these and there is plenty left for several more. ots of fun for all and inexpensive. I am lucky if the stuffed toys last him 5 mins..